Drugs, felony charges, even jail couldn’t stop him Electroconvulsive therapy did. A manic memoir by Andy Behrman. Andy Behrman (born ) is an American writer of non-fiction as well as a mental health advocate and national speaker. He is the author of Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania which was published by.

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But it is showering that underscores the humiliation of house arrest: I expect his road is still not easy, but I appreciate that he is opening his heart and mind so that others may benefit from his experiences. Somewhere in East Village, guys with names like Edgardo and Leon sell coke to kids who snort it in unisex bathrooms. Colors are cartoonlike, and, for that matter, people are cartoon characters. I have friends with Bipolar Disorder who have luck that any gambler would pay their life for.

I can’t get myself to fall asleep. I electroboyy a mental note: Berhman story isn’t vastly different from other accounts of bipolar in terms of sex, drugs and general recklessness. Thank God the fucking insurance company foots the bill for this shit and not me.

He continually says how unreliable he is I feel shitty about it, so I’m redoing this review.

Book: Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. I fear I’m going to be awake all night and can’t imagine my head resting on my pillow. I discuss my illness, and she seems to have a real understanding of manic depression.

Writing some of these events had to be extremely tough, and the struggles with his illness had to be hard to offer up to the public in his novel.

By comparison, I must admit to being a coward in comparison to Andy – I could never strip myself bare so publicly and for this we His childhood touched my heart as it mirrors my own. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. I walk off the plane with my carry-on bag and canvases and wait for my luggage at the baggage claim. I switch to the next one, a simple navy- blue blazer.


A Memoir of Moods and Madness Paperback. I devoured this book in a couple days. The salesman tells me that he has another pair with a slightly different heel, and he brings both out. He’s in New York hustling for the month and wiring money back to his wife and two kids in Las Vegas.

I sleep in it, eat with it, have sex in it. May 14, Cynthisa rated it liked it Shelves: Although these sources seem to find Behrman’s book terribly exciting, it is hard to locate the source of their enthusiasm. I’m sweating and my head starts pounding.

My mind is racing. That’s a genetic thing. Andy really did a great job structuring his novel.

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It consists of one and a half milligrams of Risperdal, an antipsychotic; mg of Depakote, a mood stabiliser; 1,mg of Neurontin, an anti-convulsant; mg of Symmetrel, for Parkinsonian syndrome; 30mg of Propanolol, for tremors; 50mg of Benadryl, for muscle stiffness; 2mg of Klonopin, for anxiety; and 10mg of Ambien, a sleeping aid.

Other kania, a simple high from a shoplifting excursion for a toothbrush or a bottle of Tylenol is enough.

I’m going to force myself to get some sleep and hide from the impending brightness-it’s only minutes away. I’m thinking about the electric chair and being struck by lightning, and joking incessantly to fight off the terror.

The shocking adventures of Electroboy

I felt all in all this was a pretty interesting read. Still, something tells me that electrobly is going to be a painfully long flight. For years Andy hid his raging mania under a larger-than-life personality. Dec 18, David Koblos rated it it was amazing Shelves: Manic depression, or bipolar disorder, is a disease that crippled me and finally brought me to a halt, a relatively invisible disease that nobody even noticed.


It’s hard to relate to him. We’re flying near clouds that seem like they’re in arm’s reach. An IV of Brevital, an anaesthetic, is stuck into my arm, silencing me.

I’m making small talk to keep my mind off the fact that I’m about to have my brains jolted with volts of electricity while 10 note- taking residents gawk. I’ve been producing fake paintings and selling them abroad. His fast-lane behavior included a brief stint with prostitution and other promiscuous sexual activity–risky in the s–as well as incessant use of cocaine, experience with sleeplessness, and wild overspending on extravagant items.

For a brief moment, I’m confused as to where I am. I check out the view from the thirty-eighth floor onto Akasaka-tons of bright neon and Tokyo Tower. Now Andy is a mental health writer and speaker who has traveled to more than fifty cities across the United States and Canada, speaking to more than two hundred mental health organizations and support groups, psychiatric groups, college audiences, and book clubs.

Andy Behrman

Dr Fried brings us into her electrobo and tells us we have tried every possible combination of medication available and my condition has still not been stabilised; I have reached a critical stage. Then, too, he becomes an electroshock abuser.

We’re picking up speed. The more coke we do, the closer he seems to meeting my asking price.

He is working on a sequel to Electroboyas well as a self-help book.